Hot! 37signals – New Team Member Takes Up Post

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The 37Signals team has seen a new addition last week, in the shape of Eron Nicholson from eron-nicholsonNorth Carolina, who has joined the operations team as Systems Administrator.

Before joining 37signals, Eron worked, most recently for energy company, Consert Inc, where he was a Datacentre Infrastructure Architect and has worked on building and maintaining a number of multi-data center installations, along with the development of internal software tools. Eron brings a range of skills to his new role covering hardware, network management, and systems administration.  Previously, Eron has worked as a network Engingeer at Morticity Inc and Savvis Inc as an IT-TAC Engineer.  37signals products

In his spare time, Eron enjoys endurance racing in a national series of competitions designed for cars worth $500 or less!

The team at 37signals are excited to welcome Eron to work on their monitoring and high availability systems.  37signals, as a company, operates a flat management system, where their management hierarchy is kept to an absolute minimum to encourage ‘horizontal ambition’ within their staff, where people look to become experts in their field, expanding their knowledge and experience rather than taking on managerial responsibility.  Those who perform well see themselves being given more responsibilities closer to their specialist area of work.  37signals also pride themselves on paying salaries that are well over the market average and give some super additional benefits like 4-day weekends during the summer months and no set number of holiday days.  By the same token, they have no time for unproductive team members who don’t knuckle down and get the work done.  In its years of operation have only lost five members of staff, which is a pretty impressive record.

Basecamp is the principle product of 37signals, the Chicago-based company offering a market-leading online, project management tool that encourages teams to work in a collaborative way.  Basecamp, as a software-as-a-service application, has grown to dominate this market and has seen its team expand over time to support this growth.

The collaborative way of working has become the norm in today’s current environment of distributed teams and Basecamp has set its store out firmly as an intuitive, simple to use application providing a good level of project management, central storage and collaboration functionality.  Payable on a monthly subscription basis, there are different options available to organizations, dependent on their team size and project management needs and there is something here for all sizes of business.


Jan Birley

Jan holds a PhD in computing and started out in software development and IT training. She built a strong career as a project and program manager focusing on IT in the Health Service sector. Jan specializes in taking greenfield and immature services/departments to effective business-as-usual operation and is currently responsible for the delivery of clinical assessment forms into a high profile clinical system. Jan has authored 100′s of articles on project-management related topics.


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